Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Melbourne, Australia


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 16 sights
Distance 6.3 km
Ascend 194 m
Descend 179 m

Experience Melbourne in Australia in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in MelbourneIndividual Sights in Melbourne

Sight 1: Yarra Park

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Yarra Park Alexander Sheko / CC BY-SA 2.0

Yarra Park is part of the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct, the premier sporting precinct of Victoria, Australia. Located in Yarra Park is the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and numerous sporting fields and ovals, including the associated sporting complexes of Melbourne and Olympic Parks. The park and sporting facilities are located in the inner-suburb of East Melbourne. In the late 1850s, many of the earliest games of Australian rules football were played at Yarra Park, which was known at the time as the Richmond Paddock.

Wikipedia: Yarra Park (EN), Website

940 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 2: Fitzroy Gardens

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Fitzroy Gardens The original uploader was Tirin at English Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Fitzroy Gardens are 26 hectares located on the southeastern edge of the Melbourne central business district in East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The gardens are bounded by Clarendon Street, Albert Street, Lansdowne Street, and Wellington Parade with the Treasury Gardens across Lansdowne street to the west.

Wikipedia: Fitzroy Gardens (EN)

215 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Cooks' Cottage

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Cooks' Cottage, also known as Captain Cook's Cottage, is located in the Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne, Australia. The cottage was constructed in 1755 in the English village of Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, by the parents of Captain James Cook, James and Grace Cook, and was brought to Melbourne in 1934 by the Australian philanthropist Sir Russell Grimwade. It is a point of conjecture among historians whether James Cook, the famous navigator, ever lived in the house, but almost certainly he visited his parents at the house.

Wikipedia: Cooks' Cottage (EN)

367 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: Treasury Gardens

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The Treasury Gardens consist of 5.8 hectares on the south-eastern side of the Melbourne central business district, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The gardens are bounded by Wellington Parade, Spring Street, Treasury Place, and by the Fitzroy Gardens across Lansdowne street to the west. They form part of a network of city gardens including Fitzroy Gardens, Carlton Gardens, Flagstaff Gardens and Kings Domain. The gardens are listed on the Australian National Heritage List and the Victorian Heritage Register for their historical, archaeological, social, "aesthetic and scientific (horticultural) importance for its outstanding nineteenth century design, path layout and planting".

Wikipedia: Treasury Gardens (EN)

183 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: State Government Offices

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1 Treasury Place is a government office complex in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The building is the official location of the Office of the Premier of Victoria, currently headed by Jacinta Allan, and other integral government departments. The complex was constructed in the mid-1960s and comprises five levels of office accommodation. The building was designed by architect Barry Patten of Yuncken Freeman Architects Pty Ltd. according to the internationalist style of architecture.

Wikipedia: 1 Treasury Place (EN)

119 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Old Treasury Building

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Old Treasury Building Gil Meydan / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Old Treasury Building on Spring Street in Melbourne was built in 1858-62 in the grand Renaissance Revival style. It was designed to accommodate the Treasury Department, various government officials' offices including the Governor In Council, and basement vaults intended to house gold from the Victorian gold rush. It now houses a range of functions, including a museum of Melbourne history, known as Old Treasury Building Museum.

Wikipedia: Old Treasury Building, Melbourne (EN)

184 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Hon. George Higinbotham

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Hon. George Higinbotham / PD

George Higinbotham was a politician and was a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria, which is the highest ranking court in the Australian colony, later state, of Victoria.

Wikipedia: George Higinbotham (EN)

203 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is a community-based, non-government organisation committed to promoting and conserving Australia's indigenous, natural and historic heritage places of cultural significance in Victoria. It was founded in 1956.

Wikipedia: National Trust of Australia (Victoria) (EN), Website

200 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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The Cathedral Church and Minor Basilica of Saint Patrick is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, and seat of its archbishop, currently Peter Comensoli.

Wikipedia: St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne (EN)

553 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 10: Princess Theatre

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Princess Theatre Mat Connolley (Matnkat) / CC BY 2.5

The Princess Theatre, originally Princess's Theatre, is a 1452-seat theatre in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Established in 1854 and rebuilt in 1886 to a design by noted Melbourne architect William Pitt, it is the oldest surviving entertainment site on mainland Australia. Built in an elaborate Second Empire style, it reflects the opulence of the "Marvellous Melbourne" boom period, and had a number of innovative features, including state of the art electric stage lighting and the world's first sliding ceiling, which was rolled back on warm nights to give the effect of an open-air theatre.

Wikipedia: Princess Theatre (Melbourne) (EN)

643 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 11: Greek Precinct

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The Greek Precinct, Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, is a Greek cultural area centred on the eastern end of Lonsdale Street in the Melbourne city centre. The area runs adjacent to Melbourne Chinatown on Little Bourke Street.

Wikipedia: Greek Precinct, Melbourne (EN), Website

461 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 12: Scots Church

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Scots Church

The Scots' Church is a Presbyterian church in Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Services are held at 11 am (traditional) and 5pm (contemporary). It is a reformed protestant church. It was the first Presbyterian church to be built in the Port Phillip District, and serves as a congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Australia. Its building was described as "an icon for well over a hundred years".

Wikipedia: Scots' Church, Melbourne (EN), Website

76 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 13: Saint Michaels Uniting Church

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St Michael's Uniting Church is a Uniting church located on Collins Street in central Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Originally the Collins Street Independent Church, a Congregational Union of Australia church, and later Collins Street Uniting Church, St Michael's has become well known as a centre of liberal theology and political radicalism under its recent Executive Minister Dr Francis Macnab (1971–2016).

Wikipedia: St Michael's Uniting Church, Melbourne (EN), Website

548 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 14: Bourke Street Mall

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Bourke Street is one of the main streets in the Melbourne central business district and a core feature of the Hoddle Grid. It was traditionally the entertainment hub of inner-city Melbourne, and is now also a popular tourist destination and tram thoroughfare.

Wikipedia: Bourke Street, Melbourne (EN)

535 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 15: Coop's Shot Tower

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Coop's Shot Tower is a shot tower located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, Australia. It was completed in 1889 and is 50 metres high. The historic building was saved from demolition in 1973 and was incorporated into Melbourne Central complex in 1991 underneath an 84 m-high conical glass roof.

Wikipedia: Coop's Shot Tower (EN)

1074 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 16: Flagstaff Gardens

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Flagstaff Gardens is the oldest park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, first established in 1862. Today it is one of the most visited and widely used parks in the city by residents, nearby office workers and tourists. The gardens are notable for their archaeological, horticultural, historical and social significance to the history of Melbourne.

Wikipedia: Flagstaff Gardens (EN)


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